Blunt thoracic trauma to humans and dogs may result in myocardial injury. Myocardial injuries commonly manifest as arrhythmias within the first 48 hours following a traumatic event. These injuries may be occult or may result in delayed onset of clinical signs and, therefore, are frequently overlooked. This article aims to increase the awareness of myocardial injuries, review the current literature, and discuss the mechanisms and physiology of myocardial injury secondary to blunt thoracic trauma in dogs.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2002|
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